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200 metres, Men

Date16 – 17 October 1964
StatusOlympic
LocationKokuritsu Kyogijo, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants57 from 42 countries
Olympic Record 20.5 WR / Livio Berruti ITA / 3 September 1960
20.5 WR / Livio Berruti ITA / 3 September 1960

The two top 200 metre runners in the past year had been Henry Carr and Paul Drayton. Drayton was AAU Champion in 1961-62, Carr in 1964, and they shared the title in a tie in 1963. Defending champion Livio Berruti was back but nobody expected him to beat Carr or Drayton. At the US Olympic Trials, Drayton had won, with Carr placing only fourth, in his worst performance in ages. Fortunately that year there were two Trials, and Carr was placed on the team instead of third-placer Bob Hayes, who won the 100 in Tokyo. In the Olympic final, Drayton was actually no match for Carr, who won quite easily in 20.36, two metres clear of Drayton. Carr later played for three years in the NFL as a D-back and kick returner for the New York Giants.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
1705Henry CarrUSA21.1 (2 h7)21.0 (1 h2)20.6 (1 h2)20.3 (1)GoldOR
2706Paul DraytonUSA20.7 (1 h1)20.9 (1 h1)20.5 (1 h1)20.5 (2)Silver
3609Edwin RobertsTTO20.8 (1 h6)20.9 (1 h4)20.8 (3 h2)20.6 (3)Bronze
456Harry JeromeCAN20.9 (1 h5)21.2 (1 h3)21.0 (4 h2)20.7 (4)
5344Livio BerrutiITA21.1 (1 h8)21.2 (2 h1)20.7 (2 h2)20.8 (5)
6496Marian FoikPOL21.1 (1 h4)21.0 (2 h4)20.9 (4 h1)20.8 (6)
7707Dick StebbinsUSA21.1 (2 h8)21.2 (2 h3)20.8 (3 h1)20.8 (7)
8345Sergio OttolinaITA21.2 (2 h4)21.1 (2 h2)20.7 (2 h1)20.9 (8)
5 h1 r3/4120Paul GenevayFRA21.0 (3 h5)21.3 (3 h4)20.9 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/4116Roger BambuckFRA21.2 (1 h2)21.4 (3 h3)21.0 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/4769Arquímedes HerreraVEN21.3 (2 h2)21.2 (4 h2)21.0 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/4196Heinz SchumannGER21.0 (1 h7)21.2 (3 h2)21.1 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/4453Frans LuitjesNED21.1 (4 h5)21.4 (4 h4)21.1 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/4119Jocelyn DelecourFRA21.3 (3 h7)21.5 (4 h1)21.2 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/4433Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR21.5 (4 h3)21.6 (4 h3)21.6 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/4415Mani JegathesanMAS20.9 (2 h5)21.4 (3 h1)21.2 (8 h2)
5 h1 r2/4494Andrzej ZielińskiPOL21.2 (2 h1)21.5 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/45Bob LayAUS21.3 (2 h6)21.4 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/4611Cliff BertrandTTO21.3 (3 h1)21.6 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/4638Edvin OzolinURS21.3 (3 h4)21.4 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/4641Boris ZubovURS21.4 (3 h2)21.8 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/4286Csaba CsutorásHUN21.5 (3 h3)21.4 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/4152Menzies CampbellGBR21.3 (1 h3)21.7 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/4150Peter RadfordGBR21.5 (4 h2)21.5 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/4462Jeffery SmithZAM21.7 (4 h4)22.0 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/472Iván MorenoCHI21.5 (4 h7)21.7 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/477Pedro GrajalesCOL21.4 (3 h6)21.7 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/44Gary HoldsworthAUS21.6 (4 h8)22.1 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/4384Seraphino AntaoKEN21.5 (2 h3)22.1 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/4529Johan Du PreezZIM21.4 (4 h1)21.8 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/4198Fritz RoderfeldGER21.5 (3 h8)22.2 (8 h3)
4 h6 r1/4437David EjokeNGR21.4 (4 h6)– (DNS h4)
5 h1 r1/4580Jean-Louis DesclouxSUI21.5 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/4631Sam AmukunUGA21.5 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/475David NjitockCMR22.5 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/4333Jassim KarimIRQ22.6 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/4197Heinz ErbstößerGER21.4 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/432George CollieBAH21.9 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/4546Alioune SowSEN21.9 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/4520José de RochaPOR21.7 (5 h8)
6 h1 r1/476Francisco GutiérrezCOL21.8 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/4426Carlos LorenzoMEX21.6 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/4405Wesley JohnsonLBR24.7 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/4626Lee Ar-TuTPE23.0 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/496Tegegne BezabehETH22.0 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/4632Aggrey AworiUGA21.9 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/4267Michael OkanteyGHA21.9 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/4532Valeriu JurcăROU21.8 (6 h8)
7 h1 r1/4483Gerardo di TollaPER22.1 (7 h1)
7 h5 r1/4328Vahab ShahkhordehIRI22.3 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/4309Ken PowellIND22.2 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/4486Rogelio OnofrePHI22.1 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/4394Jeong Gi-SeonKOR22.3 (7 h8)
8 h1 r1/4597Somsak ThongsukTHA22.6 (8 h1)
8 h6 r1/4282William HillHKG22.5 (8 h6)
8 h8 r1/4412Jean-Louis RavelomanantsoaMAD22.4 (8 h8)
AC h5 r1/4642Boris SavchukURS21.4 (AC h5)
DNS6Eric BigbyAUS– (DNS h3)
DNS33Tom RobinsonBAH– (DNS h7)
DNS80Enrique FiguerolaCUB– (DNS h4)
DNS340Levi PsavkinISR– (DNS h2)
DNS374Pablo McNeilJAM– (DNS h3)
DNS788Hideo IijimaJPN– (DNS h2)

Round One (16 October 1964 — 10:30)

Top four in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Paul DraytonUSA20.720.70Q
28Andrzej ZielińskiPOL21.221.24Q
33Cliff BertrandTTO21.321.39Q
45Johan Du PreezZIM21.421.45Q
57Jean-Louis DesclouxSUI21.521.52
66Francisco GutiérrezCOL21.821.88
71Gerardo di TollaPER22.1
82Somsak ThongsukTHA22.6

Heat Two

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Roger BambuckFRA21.221.29Q
27Arquímedes HerreraVEN21.321.38Q
31Boris ZubovURS21.421.46Q
44Peter RadfordGBR21.521.52Q
56Sam AmukunUGA21.521.55
62Carlos LorenzoMEX21.621.60
DNS3Levi PsavkinISR
DNS8Hideo IijimaJPN

Heat Three

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
11Menzies CampbellGBR21.321.33Q
22Seraphino AntaoKEN21.521.52Q
36Csaba CsutorásHUN21.521.54Q
45Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR21.521.58Q
54David NjitockCMR22.5
63Wesley JohnsonLBR24.7
DNS7Eric BigbyAUS
DNS8Pablo McNeilJAM

Heat Four

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Marian FoikPOL21.121.11Q
27Sergio OttolinaITA21.221.27Q
35Edvin OzolinURS21.321.32Q
41Jeffery SmithZAM21.721.77Q
54Jassim KarimIRQ22.6
63Lee Ar-TuTPE23.0
DNS2Enrique FiguerolaCUB

Heat Five

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Harry JeromeCAN20.920.95Q
23Mani JegathesanMAS20.920.99Q
36Paul GenevayFRA21.021.08Q
47Frans LuitjesNED21.121.13Q
51Heinz ErbstößerGER21.421.40
64Tegegne BezabehETH22.022.03
72Vahab ShahkhordehIRI22.3
AC8Boris SavchukURS21.421.45DQ

Heat Six

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
17Edwin RobertsTTO20.820.89Q
26Bob LayAUS21.321.34Q
33Pedro GrajalesCOL21.421.48Q
48David EjokeNGR21.421.48Q
54George CollieBAH21.921.91
65Aggrey AworiUGA21.921.94
72Ken PowellIND22.2
81William HillHKG22.5

Heat Seven

Wind-1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Heinz SchumannGER21.021.09Q
26Henry CarrUSA21.121.12Q
33Jocelyn DelecourFRA21.321.38Q
45Iván MorenoCHI21.521.55Q
54Alioune SowSEN21.921.91
67Michael OkanteyGHA21.921.97
78Rogelio OnofrePHI22.122.17
DNS1Tom RobinsonBAH

Heat Eight

Wind0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Livio BerrutiITA21.121.11Q
26Dick StebbinsUSA21.121.17Q
33Fritz RoderfeldGER21.521.58Q
44Gary HoldsworthAUS21.621.65Q
52José de RochaPOR21.721.79
61Valeriu JurcăROU21.821.82
78Jeong Gi-SeonKOR22.3
87Jean-Louis RavelomanantsoaMAD22.4

Quarter-Finals (16 October 1964 — 14:30)

Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind-0.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Paul DraytonUSA20.920.98Q
22Livio BerrutiITA21.221.24Q
33Mani JegathesanMAS21.421.40Q
45Jocelyn DelecourFRA21.521.58Q
57Andrzej ZielińskiPOL21.521.59
61Boris ZubovURS21.821.86
74Jeffery SmithZAM22.022.05
88Seraphino AntaoKEN22.122.11

Heat Two

Wind-1.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Henry CarrUSA21.021.02Q
27Sergio OttolinaITA21.121.16Q
33Heinz SchumannGER21.221.25Q
44Arquímedes HerreraVEN21.221.29Q
52Bob LayAUS21.421.49
68Csaba CsutorásHUN21.421.50
71Iván MorenoCHI21.721.74
85Johan Du PreezZIM21.821.87

Heat Three

Wind-2.9 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
14Harry JeromeCAN21.221.23Q
23Dick StebbinsUSA21.221.28Q
32Roger BambuckFRA21.421.47Q
45Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR21.621.66Q
51Cliff BertrandTTO21.621.69
68Menzies CampbellGBR21.721.74
77Pedro GrajalesCOL21.721.78
86Fritz RoderfeldGER22.222.29

Heat Four

Wind-2.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
16Edwin RobertsTTO20.920.90Q
25Marian FoikPOL21.021.08Q
34Paul GenevayFRA21.321.35Q
41Frans LuitjesNED21.421.40Q
52Edvin OzolinURS21.421.47
63Peter RadfordGBR21.521.53
77Gary HoldsworthAUS22.122.13
DNS8David EjokeNGR

Semi-Finals (17 October 1964 — 14:30)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
12Paul DraytonUSA20.520.58Q=OR
23Sergio OttolinaITA20.720.76Q
37Dick StebbinsUSA20.820.88Q
46Marian FoikPOL20.920.94Q
58Paul GenevayFRA20.921.00
64Arquímedes HerreraVEN21.021.07
75Frans LuitjesNED21.121.16
81Bouchaib El-MaachiMAR21.621.61

Heat Two

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
15Henry CarrUSA20.620.69Q
28Livio BerrutiITA20.720.78Q
32Edwin RobertsTTO20.820.86Q
47Harry JeromeCAN21.021.01Q
54Roger BambuckFRA21.021.06
66Heinz SchumannGER21.121.18
73Jocelyn DelecourFRA21.221.26
81Mani JegathesanMAS21.221.26

Final (17 October 1964 — 16:00)

Wind-0.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (H)Time (A)
17Henry CarrUSA20.320.36OR
25Paul DraytonUSA20.520.58
38Edwin RobertsTTO20.620.63
43Harry JeromeCAN20.720.79
51Livio BerrutiITA20.820.83
64Marian FoikPOL20.820.83
76Dick StebbinsUSA20.820.89
82Sergio OttolinaITA20.920.94